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Vladivostok celebrated the Day of National Unity
Today, the Day of National Unity was celebrated on Vladivostok's Shipyard. Within the framework of the event, a solemn meeting was held and memorial plaques were opened for the heroes of the Great Patriotic War who fought for Kursk and Leningrad. The most patriotic moment was the laying of capsules with the earth, specially brought from the places of combat battles to the seaside capital. As part of the delegation was a participant of the Battle of Kursk Isaak Lantsman, who is now 91 year.
Concert "Unity is our strength!", Gathered both the younger and more mature generation. The celebration was attended by city organizations, political associations, employees of the Primorsky and Vladivostok administrations, families of townspeople and creative teams. The chairman of the Primorye regional public organization of combat veterans "Kontingent" made a welcoming speech. After the story about the holiday and its origins, dating back to 1612, a choir sang a song about Russia. The chairman of the Assembly of Peoples of Primorye Galina Alekseeva also congratulated the guests, she told about the held congress, which united 158 nationalities living in the region.
The guests of the site were able to participate in the solemn ceremony of unveiling memorial plaques and laying capsules with earth brought from the battlefields of Kursk and Leningrad. Commemorative plaques and capsules were installed on the wall of the "Military Glory of the Pacific Fleet" memorial. This event was especially significant for the former residents of besieged Leningrad. As the combatants noted in a conversation with a RIA Vostok-Media correspondent, "now there is a place in Vladivostok where you can come and pay tribute to the memory of your brothers in arms." Retired colonel, doctor Isaac Lanzman stated, “that the ground from the battlefield will remind of that battle. The strength of the people is in unity. " At the end of the event, the presenter recalled: "Heroes die twice, the first time on the battlefield, and the second time when we forget about them."